§ Sir John Biggs-Davison
asked The Attorney-General when Her Majesty's Government propose to introduce legislation regarding the report of the Law Commission on liability; and what representations the Lord Chancellor has received from the construction industry in this regard.
§ The Attorney-General
I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the 24th Report of the Law Reform Committee (Cmnd. 9390) which concerns the law of limitation in 499W negligence cases involving latent damage. Legislation based on the Committee's recommendations will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time is available. Following publication of the committee's report, the Lord Chancellor's Department received a number of representations from a broad range of interested groups. Among those in the construction industry from whom comments were received were the Building Employers' Confederation, the Federation of Master Builders, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Association of Consultant Architects, the Association of Consulting Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers.